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Wyndham Grand Desert
Ranked #28 of 264 Hotels in Las Vegas
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Reviewed 5 November 2008

This Place is awesome. A block off the strip, beautiful pools gorgous rooms. It's amazing. You only have to contend with a little high pressure sales other then that the place is amazing. Full Kitchen, whirlpool. Nice comfy Beds!

  • Stayed: April 2007, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 4 November 2008

We did a time share exchange for a week at this resort. It is really not a resort but a rather small quite respite from the craziness on the strip. It is a bit of a walk to the strip (six blockS) but not bad. Also--UNLV is only about a mile away which adds another great venue for walking. The free shuttle goes to and from Harrah's and we did use that.

Our one bedroom apartment had a full kitchen and a washer and dryer which was a real plus. Some of the furniture has seen better days but it was adequate.

What was outstanding was the staff. They were very friendly and helpful.

There are two pools--one for adults and one for families. Sun is limited --especially at the adult pool but it is a very pleasant atmophere.
The only negative is --no food or drinks available in the evenings--So plan ahead.

We are booking for next year already!

  • Stayed: October 2008, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 November 2008

The Grand Desert's staff aims to please, the rooms are quite roomy and the furniture is comfortable. However, the rugs are quite dirty and/or worn. The linens were not crisp and the towels grayish from so many washes. This was one of the few timeshares that did not supply any kind of housekeeping services at all without cost.
The pools, pool seating and public areas were in wonderful condition. There were tons of family activities and the game room held a selection of free entertainment (ie, WII, shuffle board). The shuttle to Harrah's was efficient and we never had to wait for more than 5 minutes. However to get to the Luxor/Mandalay side of the strip a cab was needed, especially on the return trip since we were warned that the area was not healthy at night. This can add up.
We would not stay again at the Grand Desert (mostly because of location) but do realize that it may work for families. They should really spend more time sprucing the rooms up.

  • Stayed: October 2008, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 November 2008

My family and I just returned from staying at this hotel and overall we had a nice time. We arrived very late on the day we checked in and the check-in was quick and painless. They told us we could come back for our welcome packet the next day since it was so late. We got up early the next morning because we were told there was shuttle that runs to the grocery store everyday (so you can stock up your kitchen). However what everyone failed to mention is that you have to sign up the night before and the shuttle leaves at 8am. We planned to go the next day and as luck would have it, that was the one day the shuttle doesn't go to the store. Needless to say, we never made it to the grocery store. There is a shuttle the runs from the hotel to the strip and it lets you off at Harrah's. Be sure to walk through the casino to get to the strip. I asked a police officer how to get to the Paris hotel and he directed me down a back alley. It worked, however I wouldn't have told a young woman by herself at the time to walk down a back alley. The hotel doesn't offer any room service and the food on-site is overpriced (as is most of the food in vegas). There is a decent gym facility and the pools looked very nice though we never had a chance to try them out.

The rooms are very clean and nice. We had a jacuzzi tub with jets and it was very relaxing. There isn't any room service and you have to call for extra linens as you need them. There IS a washer/dryer in the units which is great if you have kids and they supply you with some detergent.

This is a nice place to stay if you have kids or would like to save some money by cooking some meals for yourself and don't want to stay directly on the strip If we were to stay here again, we would rent a car to get around to the store and some of the restaurants off the strip a little easier. Also be sure to ask what things need to be reserved ahead of time or signed up for in advance.

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Reviewed 28 October 2008

My husband and I stayed at the Wyndham Grand Desert on a week's time share exchange in September, and I have to say that I had some reservations about being so away from the strip and also as to the sheer size of the place! I am not a fan of high rise buildings!
When we checked in at the appointed time, 4pm on Saturday 27 September, my heart sank at the length of the queues at check in, it took over 30 mintutes until we came to the front of our queue. However, from then on the "holiday experience" improved by leaps and bounds!

We were given free cookies by the check in guy, (probably as a result of the long queue) and he was most helpful in arranging a newly refurbished apartment with a firm bed for us as I told him that my husband had a bad back. We were not hassled to go on a time share presentation, but were given our free pack of goodies, deodrant, eye cream and mints etc.

The luggage was whisked up to our apartment on the 8th floor, (not too high!!) and the apartment itself was spacious and very well decorated, probably one of the best apartments we have exchanged to over the last 12 years. We had a one bed apartment, the bed was so firm and it was a treat to have the jacuzzi bath in addtion to the large walk in shower. The free toiletries were a nice touch and I appreciated the washer dryer in the apartment. The whole apartment was decorated in gold and earth tones with lovely furnishings and fabrics.

Whilst the pool area did not have sun all day, I was grateful for the shade as it was over 90 degrees most afternoons, and the pool was huge and pretty with the palm trees surrounding it. The free pool towels were a bonus and the security guys made sure the "adult only" pool was kept that way.

I would certainly go back to the Wyndham if I was staying at Vegas again, if you don't mind driving to the casinos, as it's a fair walk to any of the big hotels in the heat, and with all the construction going on in Vegas at the moment, it's dusty and noisy if you are walking far. We didn't use the free shuttle as the hotels we wanted to go to weren't that close to Harrahs.

  • Stayed: September 2008, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 September 2008

It's our fourth stay in Vegas and our first try at this property. Since we were 3 adults (a couple and a parent), we were looking for a 2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms accomodation for a reasonnable price and that's exactly what we got at the Wyndham.

The room was perfect for our needs and nice for the price (we paid 800$ net price for a week-long stay booked with an owner). Not as modern as the Signature (no plasma TV, just regular TVs), but it doesnt' matter much to us (at least) since we don't watch much TV when in Vegas (we save that for the rainy days elsewhere).

Pools were moderatly crowded for a off-peak period (week after Labour day). Patrons were mostly retired couples and some families (probably much less than when school is off), so we had room to swim and sit by the pools. Nice jacuzzis, but downtime on those are a problem, as it is often in resorts - leaving at a certain day only one of the three open, and it was the smallest one (seats 3-4 persons max.). Another one remained on maintenance for a full week. On the other hand, the pool hours (6am-11pm) are a plus, since other hotels on the Strip often close their pool grounds soon after the sun goes down. And I've seen swimmers in the pools up to midnight - they are probably not too strict on the rules as long as you're not noisy.

Nice gym too, and many other free activities (Wii and Nintendo console games, ping pong, computer use... all included) offered, some for a small fee (casino night, bingo & pizza, etc.). We didn't use the free shuttle to the Strip since we rented a car, but it's there. You can also walk to the Strip (10 minutes) - in our case, with a 100+F temperature all week, it was not an option. Also shuttle service (for a fee) is offered to Freemont Street, Red Canyon and other attractions, even grocery shopping, so you can go about without even driving and still see plenty.

Very nice staff, everywhere and working hard (I've seen cleaning crews on duty all day long). The salespersons are not too bothering - a nice no is enough, no insisting.

Don't expect much food outlet there, only a counter-service restaurant (no room service), which implies lesser "star-rating" than what other hotels would get with less to offer all in all. There is SO many options to eat in Vegas (and there is a in-room full kitchen) that this seems a relevant choice by this resort, at least in my opinion.

So I recommend this resort for an off-Strip, no casino but nice pool-and-relax stay.

  • Stayed: September 2008, travelled with family
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Reviewed 7 September 2008

We stayed at WGD August 29 through Sept 5. We are a 50 young couple who has been all over. We liked the Grand Desert, got a good deal through Exotic Travel Club. We stayed in tower one, near the adult pool (no kids) the room was nice, although not like the pics. See fab. time at the Wyndham review, that's what ours looked like. The room was clean, bed comfy, kitchen somewhat small. The property itself is nice, not like the (I feel somewhat wacked experience of being on a property on the strip) There were salespeople around, but siince we already have our ETC they left us alone. Loved the water aerobics in the morning (finally they warmed up the pool) and the fact we could eat in our own place when we wanted. The Hilton Grand Vacation on the strip had somewhat nicer layout of the room, but we would go back to WGD in a second. It is about a ten minute walk to the strip. There is a snack bar and a little store in the tower on the third floor. Very nice staff. The little store is expensive so if you are watching $$$ shop at one of the grocery stores near the property.

  • Stayed: August 2008, travelled as a couple
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Address: 265 E. Harmon Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89169-6431
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Region: United States > Nevada > Las Vegas > The Strip
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#16 Green Hotel in Las Vegas
#37 Family Hotel in Las Vegas
#44 Romantic Hotel in Las Vegas
#48 Business Hotel in Las Vegas
Price Range: £83 - £254 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Wyndham Grand Desert 3.5*
Number of rooms: 787
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
FIVE-TIME WINNER OF THE CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE! Wyndham Grand Desert offers spectacular one- and two-bedroom suites with fully-equipped kitchens, washers and dryers, dining rooms, large bedrooms with plenty of closet and storage space, living rooms with pull-out sofas; some suites offer a spa tub in the master bedroom. The perfect vacation home - away from home - for a weekend trip or an extended stay. ... more   less 
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